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Education

# education - Today’s News

Minister: There’ll be a reshuffle in September but ‘nobody knows’ what’s going to happen

Ruairí Quinn has also admitted that the coalition has to “work better together”.

# education - Yesterday’s News

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

‘Bordering on sexist’: Quinn criticised for ‘highly feminised audience’ comments at teachers’ conference

Remarks made by the Education Minister at the INTO conference earlier today have been sharply criticised.

Ireland’s primary school principals are at breaking point, says INTO

General Secretary Sheila Nunan said the workload of principals needs to be reviewed.

Column: Let’s take the Sacraments out of class time (and out of teachers’ hands)

Instead of spending 20-30 hours of curriculum time focusing on the Sacraments, preparation should take place after school hours.

Institute of Technology lecturers ‘far from convinced’ about university move

More than half of lecturers believe their institute should not merge.

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be allowed to go home early to avoid religion class?

Reforms expected to be announced later today could make it easier for children to opt-out.

# education - Monday 21 April, 2014

Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale

The number of grading bands would be reduced from 14 to eight.

# education - Sunday 20 April, 2014

TUI: Wide variations in availability of Post Leaving Certificate courses needs to be addressed

The TUI found that while Cavan has one place for every 58 people, Offaly has one for every 1096.

# education - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From Business ETC Want to start learning something new? Here’s where you should start Self-teaching

Want to start learning something new? Here’s where you should start

With so much information at our fingertips, where’s the best place to go if you want to learn a new language or brush up on your knowledge of the world?

# education - Friday 18 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 16 reasons you should always read over your kid’s homework All The Answers

16 reasons you should always read over your kid’s homework

It’s the little things you can slip up on.

TUI says 3,900 secondary school teachers needed over the next 10 years

That’s union projects an increase of 75,000 students.

# education - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Majority of teachers say schools won’t be able to cope with new Junior Cycle

Schools don’t have the capacity to deal with the changes due to be brought in this September, teachers said in a new survey.

# education - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

# education - Monday 14 April, 2014

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to “high standards” of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

# education - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Column: For our education sector to thrive, it needs to get commercial sense

We need to construct curriculums with international relevance and figure out fairer ways of funding education in order to compete globally, writes Aaron McKenna.

# education - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert

The ESRI found a big gap between the life expectancy at age 20 and 35 for those with the lowest level of education and those with higher accolades.

# education - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Warning of “crisis of school leadership” over unsustainable cutbacks

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Princiapls has warned that problems could occur due to the failure to invest in management structures in schools.

# education - Sunday 6 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge 19 things you’ll only know if you went to NUI Galway NUIG WHIZZ

19 things you’ll only know if you went to NUI Galway

Doing Arts – majoring in English, minoring in Supermacs.

# education - Friday 4 April, 2014

From The Score Fergie has got himself a new job… teaching at Harvard Career Change

Fergie has got himself a new job… teaching at Harvard

The former Manchester United boss will begin lecturing senior executives from around the world next month.

# education - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Ireland’s school children aren’t great at problem solving, but are you any better?

Irish kids came 22nd from 44 countries. Think you’d do better?

Column: Let’s stop the blame game about learning Irish

Recognising Ireland’s place in an international context allows us to explore the real reasons for our widespread weakness in learning Irish, as well as foreign languages, writes Dermot McNally.

# education - Monday 31 March, 2014

Government approves another €60k for parental anti-bullying training

More than 3,000 parents took part in the training courses over the last year.

Column: Student politics is key to civic participation in later life

With the right support, we can raise a new generation of politically aware citizens eager to reinvigorate the electorate, writes Clive Byrne.

# education - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Every school in Ireland must adopt an anti-bullying policy within the next two weeks

The policies must deal with physical, verbal and cyber bullying.

# education - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is this teacher really using Game of Thrones spoilers to punish students? Game Of Threats

Is this teacher really using Game of Thrones spoilers to punish students?

It all sounds just too perfect to be true.

# education - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

Legislation aims to ‘inspire confidence’ in schools enrolment policies

The Bill would require schools to include a statement in their enrolment policy saying that pupils would not be discriminated against.

From The Daily Edge 12 trickster teachers we wish we had in our school days Bad Education

# education - Monday 24 March, 2014

From Business ETC In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub Tech Firms

In 2016 there’ll be a new place for 500 students to live: Dublin’s Digital Hub

Part of the historic Marshalsea debtors’ prison will also be refurbished to create more office space for tech firms.

# education - Sunday 23 March, 2014

If Junior Cycle “nonsense” continues, teachers could strike, says union

The results of balloting by two unions will be known on Wednesday.

# education - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Group of Meath students come up with plan to save lives

The students will have their project implemented during organ donation week.

# education - Friday 21 March, 2014

320 Irish volunteers arrive in Africa to build classrooms and playground

The Niall Mellon Township Trust is aiming to help 10,000 pupils by the end of this year.

# education - Thursday 20 March, 2014

€36 million funding announced for school improvements

Almost 400 schools will be able to benefit from the funding.

# education - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

College fees to get cut for children of Irish emigrants

The new rates will be in place by this September.

# education - Friday 14 March, 2014

Death of former MEP’s son inspires establishment of Catholic university in Ireland

Sinnott said those involved in the project have already started scouting locations and a group has been established in the US to raise funds.

# education - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees Aid

Government to give €4m to help Palestinian refugees

The Tánaiste said that Ireland is committed to helping alleviate the effects of the crisis.

Demand from parents leads to four new multi-denominational schools

The four primary schools expected to open in September will run under the patronage of Educate Together.

# education - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Campaign to have Irish Famine Studies taught in California

Supporters of the plan say the Great Hunger shaped American history and should have a place in schools.

# education - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Seven Irish universities make global top 200 in World Subject rankings

The rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects. UCC sees jump in World Subject rankings for environmental sciences and education

# education - Monday 24 February, 2014

Research finds targeted health programme lowers obesity in children

The Junior Health Minister says the government will review the findings of the study.

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